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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1What Is the OET?
Course SummarySpeaking and understanding English are important abilities in many types of occupations around the world. In this course, you can study facts about listening skills, reading comprehension, English grammar and writing that covers all of the material you would encounter when taking the Occupational English Test (OET).
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About This Course
This course is designed to provide details about skills needed in areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Video and text lessons discuss such topics as the listening process, sentence structures, text analysis methods, writing style and word pronunciation that you would need to know for the OET exam. Other details you will find discussed in this course include:
- Components of speech
- Applying reading comprehension skills for healthcare passages
- Writing and proofreading an essay
- Identifying and using various punctuation marks
- Correct use of subject-verb agreement
- Types of sentences
- Effective public speaking practices
About the Exam
The OET is an international assessment exam administered to healthcare professionals in Australia to measure their competence level in four areas of communication skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions and short summary answers. The speaking portion requires that test takers complete a recorded role-playing exercise. The listening and reading sub-tests consists of two parts each; the former takes about 50 minutes to complete and the latter one hour. Test takers have 45 minutes to complete the writing sub-test and 20 minutes for the speaking sub-test. The exam is scored by grade, with A being the highest and E being the lowest.
OET Test Preparation & Registration
This comprehensive study guide offers a quick and effective way you can review topics you would be tested on when taking the OET exam. You will find lessons devoted to such topics as analyzing tone and attitude in a speech, the stages of the listening process, finding implied and explicit meaning in a text, interpreting context and word choice, focusing an essay and effective proofreading practices. You will also review uses of parentheses, commas, apostrophes, colon, semicolons and more. Other lessons cover sentence clarity, sentence fragments, transition sentences, articulation and dialect in public speaking, nonverbal communication gestures, verb tense and singular and plural pronouns. Lessons are accessible 24/7 from any device, so you can study at your own pace and whenever it's convenient for your schedule. You will receive expert instruction and take brief self-assessment quizzes to determine your level of understanding and your readiness in answering questions on the OET exam.
To apply for the OET exam, create a login on the OET website. Complete the online application, upload an acceptable photo ID and pay exam fees with a credit or debit card. Once your application has been accepted, you will be able to arrange a test date and location through the Navitas English Test Centre, which administers this exam.
The Occupational English Test is owned by the Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment and is administered by the Navitas English Test Centre, neither of which is affiliated with Study.com.
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